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Overseas Member Network

 
1) Chief Coordinator- Dr Liu Hongjun, AGplus Technologies Pte. Ltd, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

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Dr Liu Hongjun is an inventor, entrepreneur and an expert in technology transfer, especially in water, environment and health industries. He founded AGplus Technologies in 2012 and he is currently serving as Managing Director and Chief Technology Officer. AGplus is a leading tech-social company provided antimicrobial and carbon block water purification technologies and solutions. He has successfully commercialized 3 new water purification technologies and they are covered by international media. He has published 30 highly impacted research articles and has 21 patent applications. He was being awarded >3 million SGD research and industrialization grant. He was awarded with numerous awards, such as the 2nd World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Award in Environmental and Sustainable Research.

 



2) China East – Prof Chen Hongyu, Nanjing Technological University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Prof Chen Hongyu

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Chen Hongyu obtained his B.Sc. degree from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 1998. After that, he studied for his Ph.D. degree at Yale University with Prof. Gary W. Brudvig and Robert H. Crabtree, developing manganese complexes as functional models for Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II of green plants. He did his postdoctoral training in Cornell Univeristy with Prof. Carl A. Batt, before joining NTU in Oct. 2006. He is currently full time at Nanjing Technological University.

 


 

3) China West – Prof Tang Xiaosheng, Chongqing University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof Tang Xiaosheng

Professor Tang Xiaosheng is working at the College of Optoelectronic Engineering in Chongqing University. He received his Phd from National University of Singapore in 2013. His research focused on the design of nanostructure and their corresponding applications. Such as, I-III-VI semiconductor nanomaterials and their applications in photocatalystic hydrogen production, quantum dots based light emitting diode, quantum dots based solar cell and graphene based nanocomposite in the lithium ion battery application.




4) US East Coast – Dr Lin Shishi, Merck Inc, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Lin shishi

Shishi is a senior scientist in the HTE and Lead Discovery Chemistry Capabilities and Screening group at Merck. Her research expertise includes fit-for-purpose platform development and pipeline project support from hit-to-lead to lead optimization stages to advance SAR or overcome specific issues of different programs. Shishi graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison working with Prof Tehshik Yoon on the radical cation Diels-Alder cycloaddition reaction catalyzed by visible light photochemistry. She developed mechanistically distinct routes for reactions which are difficult by conventional thermal methods, and demonstrated its practical utility through the first biomimetic synthesis of a natural product. Prior to that, she studied Chemistry at the National University of Singapore where she did research with Prof Choon-Hong Tan on asymmetric organocatalysis.




Dr Li Junqi

Junqi is a postdoc at University of California, Berkeley. Her research is focused on understanding the role of non-covalent interactions in organocatalysed site- and enantioselective reactions. Prior to her current stint in the USA, Junqi obtained her BSc(Hons) and MSc degrees from National University of Singapore in organic synthesis and chemical biology.  Realizing that synthesis of molecules is the bottleneck in studying their function, she began her PhD studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, working on a building block-based approach for automated organic synthesis that is analogous to peptide synthesis.




6) Malaysia – Prof Ling Xingyi, Nanyang Technological University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof Ling Xingyi

Xing Yi Ling obtained her Bachelor Degree of Chemical Engineering, 1st Class Honors from the University of Adelaide, Australia in year 2000. She received her Master Degree of Chemical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Institute of Materials Research & Engineering (IMRE) in September 2004. She pursued her Ph.D research under the supervision of Prof David Reinhoudt and Prof Jurriaan Huskens at the University of Twente, Netherlands. In October 2008, she received her PhD degree, with thesis entitled “From Supramolecular Chemistry to Nanotechnology: Assembly of 3D Nanostructures”. She was awarded the 2009 IUPAC Young Chemist award for her PhD research. She is currently Assoc Prof at Nanyang Technological University.




7) Hong Kong – Prof Yeung Ying Yeung, Chinese University of Hong Kong, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof Yeung Ying Yeung

Dr. Ying-Yeung Yeung received his B.Sc. (2001) at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He continued his graduate research in the same university under the supervision of Prof Tony K. M. Shing. After four years research dedicated on natural product synthesis, Dr Yeung moved to USA to conduct postdoctoral research with Prof E. J. Corey at Harvard University (2005-2008). In 2008, he joined National University of Singapore, Department of Chemistry as Assistant Professor (2008-2013) and Associate Professor (2014-2016). He is currently Head of Department at Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research interests include asymmetric catalysis and methodology development.



 

 

8) Taiwan – Prof Ong Tiow-Gan, Institute of Chemistry Academia Sinica, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Prof Ong Tiow-Gan

 

 

Tiow Gan Ong, a Malaysian born scientist, is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, and also holds the rank of Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Taiwan National Chiao Tung University. He received his B.S. Chemistry from the Winona State University in 1994 and his PhD Chemistry from the University of Kentucky in 2000. Some of his research interests are organometallic chemistry and organic synthesis, molecular ligand design based N-heterocyclic carbine platform, fundamental probe on the C-H bond activation to innovate in molecular synthesis and engineering a new catalytic synthetic attack by adopting green chemistry strategy.





9) Middle East – Prof Huang Kuo-wei, KAUST, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Prof Huang Kuo-Wei

Prof. Huang graduated with B.S from National Taiwan University 1997 and PhD from Standard University in 2004. He is an Associate Professor at KAUST, Saudi Arabia from 2009 to present. His interests include carbon dioxide utilization, carbonylation and decarbonylation, small molecules activation, kinetic and DFT studies of transition metal and organocatalysis.



10) Japan – Dr Eunice Phua, Tokyo University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Dr Eunice Phua

Eunice is currently a PhD student in The University of Tokyo. She obtained her Masters from The University of Tokyo and her BSc (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. Prior to her Masters, she was a Process Engineer in Globalfoundries, a foundry in the semiconductor industry. She has been awarded a research fellowship from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science under the category for doctoral students and is also part of the Materials Education Program for the Future Leaders in Research, Industry, and Technology under The University of Tokyo.




11) Canada – Prof Julian Chan, Ottawa University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof Julian Chan

Prof Chan graduated with B.Sc. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2005) and Phd from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2010). He is now a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor at Ottawa University. His research program is on conductive organic materials and seeks to design and synthesize novel π-conjugated polymers/molecules with unique optoelectronic and magnetic properties. Current areas of investigation include: (1) organic semiconductors, (2) organic π-radical conductors and (3) organic superconductors, with the goal of developing new functional materials for next-generation organic electronics.

 


 

12) Australia – Prof Philip Wai Hong Chan, Monash University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Prof Philip Wai Hong Chan

 

Prof Phillip Wai Hong Chan is a Monash-Warwick Alliance Chair, Professor of Sustainable Chemistry from 2014 to present. His interests of the group focus on the development of operationally straightforward and practical synthetic strategies for C-C and C-X (X = N, O, S) bond formation that follows the principles of environmental sustainability and which is of broad utility to synthetic organic chemistry. We are drawn to the design of stereos elective multiple bond forming synthetic methods that can be achieved under mild conditions with ecologically benign catalysts and significantly minimize and/or eliminate the consumption of a variety of material and energy resources as well as the production of chemical waste.




13) UK – Prof Mimi Hii, Imperial College London, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Prof Mimi Hii

Dr Hii graduated with First Class Honours in Chemistry from the University of Leeds. She conducted postgraduate studies with Prof B. L. Shaw, FRS, followed by postdoctoral work at Oxford University with Dr J. M. Brown, FRS. Her independent research career began in 1997 with the award of a Ramsay Memorial Fellowship, co-sponsored by ICI Strategic Research Funding. A year later, she was appointed to a Lectureship at King’s College London, before moving to a Senior Lectureship at Imperial College (2003), where she was promoted to a Readership in 2009 and Professor in 2016. Her research interests are in the development and applications of catalytic processes for organic synthesis.

 


 


14) Europe – Dr Kuan Seah Ling, Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr Kuan Seah Ling

Seah Ling received her B.Sc (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2003 and completed her PhD (Chemistry) in the same institute in 2009. She joined Prof Tanja Weil in NUS from 2008-2010 as a research fellow. She took up a scientist position in the Health Authority Sciences of Singapore in 2010. In 2011, she began her independent research as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow in the groups of Prof Tanja Weil and Prof Klaus Müllen. She was a group leader in the Institute of Organic Chemistry III from 2013-2016. Since 2016, she is a project leader in the MPIP.